A lot has changed since our last post. We have managed to get our first coats of high build undercoat on, but not without a battle with the weather. Turns out Tassy has humidity levels not dissimilar to the tropics, something we had not fully understood until now! Our magic figures for painting are: temperature no … Continue reading Paint & humidity
Well its close to a month since our last post, and not because we've been taking it easy. In fact the last few weeks have been physically and mentally the hardest of the build so far. Now that the fabrication of the interior is completed we are deep into prepping for painting. This involves going … Continue reading Time to pay the piper…
Now that we have returned from Alice we are focusing on completing the internal fit out in preparation for painting. First cab off the rank, was the bridge-deck storage space. This will be accessed from an overhead deck hatch. Two levels of shelving were filleted in place, which also served to stiffen the partition with … Continue reading Internal fit out #2
Building a catamaran is a bit like building two boats. Much of the work that has occupied us for the last four weeks has been covered in previous posts, but here is an update of our current situation. After taking a week off due to Pete's inflamed shoulder, we have been working towards completing the Starboard … Continue reading Rapid progress with the Port Hull
It was a big day for us when we finally completed the starboard hull. After fairing the hull we had a delay of a couple of days as we waited for the paint to arrive, which somehow got lost in transit. We have decided to use Jotan Penguard HB epoxy high-build as the undercoat followed … Continue reading Starboard hull completed and Port hull commenced.